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The Athenaeum Rectory


808 Athenaeum Street
Columbia, TN 38401
United States

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The Anthaeum Rectory was headquarters for Generals Negley and Schofield during the Civil War. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a frequent visitor. The owner of the house, the Rev. F.G. Smith, the rector of a girls' school, outfitted a company of Confederate soldiers, the Maury Rifles. The Reverend Smith also designed a submarine and worked on a hot-air balloon for the South. Owned and operated by the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.

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